Rahman hopes for Oscar after BAFTA win

February 9th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian composer A.R. Rahman has said he hoped to become only the third Indian to bag an Oscar after picking up the coveted BAFTA award for his score in the film “Slumdog Millionaire.”

“It is a great feeling… It is getting better and better and let’s hope for the biggest one - the Oscars,” Rahman told reporters Sunday night after bagging the award for the best music.

“I think it is important for people to know who the composer is. People started liking the music. It is a great feeling. So, I am giving it a try to satisfy them,” the composer added.

“It’s unbelievable,” Rahman said moments earlier while accepting the BAFTA award, thanking, among others, “my beloved fans all over the world.”

Only two Indians have won the Oscar in its 80 year history - Satyajit Ray was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 and Bhanu Athaiya won the best costume design Oscar along with John Mollo for the 1982 film “Gandhi.”

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